Saturday, March 2, 2024

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM


Main Street Station
1500 E Main St.,
Richmond, Virginia, 23219


Pinot Noir is a fickle grape to cultivate but can yield some of the most hauntingly delicious wines in the world.   Please join seminar leaders Jay Youmans MW and Caroline Hermann MW, as you compare and contrast brilliant Pinot Noir wines from Oregon (one of the 2024 Regions of Emphasis), Burgundy, France, California, Virginia, and other international wine regions.

With Your Ticket, You Will:

  • Taste 10+ highly regarded Pinot Noir wines from wine regions around the globe, including top-scoring bottles from Burgundy 
  • Compare, contrast, and discover the variations in different expressions of Pinot Noir from different regions of the world 
  • Learn how Old World and New World and cool climate vs. warm climate Pinot Noir differ and how this finicky, temperamental grape can produce hauntingly delicious wines with the desired balance of fruit, freshness and elegance

Important Information

  • You may arrive at 1:00 pm to be checked in and seated
  • Only 21 years or older are permitted to enter the event.
  • Casual attire.
  • All inclusive.

About Jay Youmans, Master of Wine 

  • Jay is the owner and Education Director for The Capital Wine School in Washington, DC, www.capitalwineschool.com. He teaches the wine course for L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD. His credentials include: Advanced Level Sommelier - AS (Court of Master Sommeliers), Certified Wine Educator – CWE (Society of Wine Educators), French Wine Scholar – FWS (French Wine Society), Italian Wine Professional - IWP, Burgundy Wine Educator ( BIVB), Bordeaux Wine Educator (CIVB), Napa Valley Wine Ambassador, and Master of Wine - MW (Institute of Masters of Wine), which he passed in 2004, receiving the Vina Errazuriz Award - www.mastersofwine.org.
  • For the past seven years Mr. Youmans has been the Competition Director for the Virginia Governor’s Cup® Wine Competition, one of the most stringent wine competitions held in the world.

About Caroline Hermann, Master of Wine & Seminar Leader

  • Caroline Hermann, Master of Wine (MW), is a highly respected wine lecturer, having taught wine industry professionals since 2010 at the Capital Wine School in Washington DC. She has worked in many aspects of the industry, including wineries and retail sales, as well as wine law and regulations. She has studied viticulture, winemaking, and tasting analysis at the University of Bordeaux, and judges tasting competitions internationally. Caroline is a WSET Certified Educator for wine and Japanese sake, and is Washington DC's first woman Master of Wine.
Main Street Station, main venue for the Masterclass Seminars, Walk-Around Grand Tastings, SMOKED!, and Oyster Eat